70 Sad Goodbye Quotes To Help You Say Farewell

It is not easy to say goodbye. If it’s someone that you’re especially close to, then saying goodbye can actually be the hardest thing you could ever do. After all, when two people are very close to each other, chances are they’ve shared many memories and created a strong bond together.

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These are some of the sad goodbye quotes that explain why it is so hard to let go.

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The end of something means that you have to say goodbye. No one likes the thought of saying goodbye. However, the reality is that goodbyes are an inevitable part in life. It is not possible for everyone to be by your side forever.

We have to eventually let people go because we all go down different paths in life and we can’t always stick with the same people forever.

That’s why it’s so important to learn how to say goodbye gracefully.

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We can’t prevent separation from happening, but we can learn to embrace the temporary time that we spend with people.

Goodbyes can be hard, no matter how difficult. These farewell messages will help you feel less alone.

70 Goodbye QuotesTo Help You Say Farewell

Speak Goodbye Quotes

1. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — “Winnie The Pooh” by A.A. Milne

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2. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” — Paulo Coehlo

3.SaySay goodbye to your worries and troubles today and welcome to joy and happiness tomorrow. — Myke Blaze

4. “So for now I say goodbye to this chapter of my life and I look forward to what comes next.” — Brooke Davis

5. “Adieu! I’ve too been grieved to have to take a boring leave.” — William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”

6. “We might not know what each new day will bring. Tomorrow could be our last. Our goodbye could come at any moment. We do have this moment. It is now. Right now. Right now. It is much more difficult to let love flow freely in your life than to get rid of hate. It’s what we were made to do. — Grace Gealey

7.Goodbye…? Please! Can’t, we go back to page one and do it all over again?” — “Winnie The Pooh” by A.A. Milne

8.Goodbye doesn’t mean the end. It means I will return or meet you again. Consider the sky. The sun says goodbye to the sky when it becomes dark, but will return the next day when it is bright. — Frank Alile

9. “By and by we shall say goodbye” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

10. “A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.” — Helen Rowland

11. “Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.” — Trey Parker

12. “I didn’t think saying good-bye would be so hard. And with everything that’s to come—We’ll face it together. To whatever end.” ― Sarah J. Maas

13. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” — Rumi

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14. “The joy of meeting again is greater than the pain of leaving.” — Charles Dickens

15. “Saying goodbye is a little like dying.” — Marjane Satrapi

16. “Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” — Jonathan Harnisch

17. “There’s nothing good about goodnight when it means goodbye.” — Jeff Thomas

18. “Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” — Charlie Brown

19. “At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure. There is nothing ever pretty in saying goodbye.” — Elisabetta Canalis

20. “Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.” — 18.Winnie The Pooh” by A.A. Milne

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21.GoodbyeThis is the saddest words I’ve ever heard. Goodbye is the final time I will be near you. — Celine Dion

22. “The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.” — Moira Rogers

23. “A ‘hello again’ after the final goodbye is sometimes harder than just keeping the goodbye as it was.” — Jessiqua Wittman

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24. “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.” — E.B. White, 24.Charlotte’s Web”

25. Don’t be discouraged by the time you say goodbye. Before you can meet again, a farewell must be said. Friendships are a guarantee of meeting again after a few moments or a lifetime. — Richard Bach

26.YouYou and I will be reunited, even if it is not in our plans, one day in a distant place. Your face will always be there, and I will never say goodbye, dear friend. I know you will see me again. — Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, “You”And I Will Meet Again”

27. 27. Even if the relationship isn’t working, it doesn’t matter. It is still difficult. Even in a bad relationship they can still be a part of your daily life and it can be hard to say goodbye. — James Marsden

28. “It’s the emptiest and yet the fullest of all human messages: ‘Good-bye.’” ― Kurt Vonnegut

29. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” — Unknown

30. “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” — J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

31. “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” — Helen Keller

32. “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” — Henry David Thoreau

33. “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” — Robert Southey

34. “Absence is worse than death and frustrates hope more than despair,” 34. — William Cowper

35 “Ever since the time of separation, love has not known its own depths.” — Khalil Gibran

36. 36. No one escapes unscathed. Each story of separation is unique, but I believe we all know the fundamental, wrenching emotion that comes with saying goodbye to someone we love, not knowing if they will be back, or maybe knowing that they will not. — Luanne Rice

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Farewell Quotes

37. “The last day is way shorter than counting to ten.” — Leena Ahmad Almashat

38. “Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-bye is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.” — John Steinbeck

39. “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” — Ernie Harwell

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40. “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.” — Garrison Keillor

41. “It is so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world.” — John Green

42. “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” — Anatole France

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43. “I guess that’s part of growing up, too—saying good-bye to the things you used to love.” — Jenny Han

44. “And I know, despite what may have happened at the end, he loved you. And you still love him. Love him enough to say goodbye.” — Allyson Kennedy

45. 38.It hurts her so to love you, but she won’t say goodbye.” — Lang Leav

46 “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye… until we meet again” ― Jimi Hendrix

47. “You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.” ― Kiera Cass

48. “My breaking heart and I agree, that you and I could never be, so with my best… my very best, I set you free” ― Rachel Yamagata

49. “When I am brave enough to say goodbye I’ll use the wings you gave me and away I’ll fly.” ― Celia McMahon

50. “Before you leave me again, tell me, so I can let you know if I’m ready to watch you go…” ― Donna M. Zadunajsky

51. “We started here together and now we’re leaving the same way. The funny thing is you never appreciate what you had yesterday until it is gone today.” — Unknown

52. “From all my dreams where you felt everlasting to all my clothes your words used to wear, to the old end, to the new beginning, you have lost me everywhere.” ― Khadija Rupa

53. 47.It hurts me to say goodbye to you, my love, I will take solace in the fact that tomorrow is another day and until then I will hold on to thoughts of you to keep my heart warm.” — Stella Nwagbogwu

54 “What was it like to loose him?” I asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded: ‘It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me — said all at once.’” — Lang Leav

55 “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Perhaps they have been together all along and will continue to be. We may have shared a thousand lives before we met and found ourselves in each one. Perhaps we’ve all been separated from time to time for the exact same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.” ―Nicholas Sparks, “The Notebook”

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56 “I’m floating. I’m flowing. I’m loving, but I’m going.” ― Dominic Riccitello

57. “When I had to say goodbye to you, my love, it was like saying goodbye to my life.” — Unknown

58. “I don’t think that I could ever say goodbye to you… Not even if you said it to me.” ― Jaimie Roberts

59. “This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you so much for being there in my life, bringing me joy and for receiving my love back. Thanks for creating memories that I will always treasure. Thank you, most importantly, for reminding me that I will eventually be able to let you go. — Nicholas Sparks, “Message In A Bottle”

60 “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi

61. “Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.” — Dr. Seuss

62. “I am not afraid to die; I am only afraid of saying goodbye to you forever.” — Shannon L. Alder

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Funny Goodbye Quotes

63. “90% of men say goodbye to their wives when they leave the home. 10% say goodbye to their wife when they leave.

64 64.Goodbye”Class!”

65 It will not be the exact same without you. It will be even better!

66FarewellIt is a great idea. Someone will really miss you. But, it is not me!

67 “I can still see your face in dreams. This is why I wake up screaming.

68GoodbyeWe will not be able to avoid you here!

69GoodbyeDon’t be afraid to smile! We won’t!”

70. “I look forward to not being in touch with you!” So long!”

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Helen Luc is a writer who contributes frequently to YourTango. Her writings are focused on love and relationships, astrology and pop culture topics.

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